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The Old Lion

Pailton Road, Rugby, CV23 0HQ

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  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 21:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

Everything was good, food was hot we didnt have to wait long for meals, Very pleasant surrounding, We all enjoyed our evening

June 07 June 2019
from Rugby

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A welcoming village pub with traditional style and modern gastropub flavours, The Old Lion is an inviting spot for leisurely meals. Dogs are welcome in the bar area, and there are crackling log fires to relax by with a glass of wine or cask ale.

The Old Lion menu is a modern example of British gastropub excellence, with classic dishes sitting alongside contemporary flavours. Artisan breaded brie with a red berry jelly is a great sharer to start off with, moving on to pub favourites like cod and chips or homemade pie of the day. There are rustic pizzas cooked in the stone oven, and succulent steaks and burgers from the grill menu too.

Enjoy generous Sunday roasts at The Old Lion in Rugby, featuring a choice of slow-cooked meats with all the trimmings. Local cask ales and ciders are served at the bar, as well as a concise wine list and extensive choice of international spirits.

A homely pub with modern updates and a gourmet menu, The Old Lion is a 9-minute drive from Rugby Rail Station.

The Old Lion

Pailton Road, Rugby, CV23 0HQ

Contact +44 1788833238

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Customer reviews for The Old Lion

4.1 ((((* (based on 74 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (56)
  • lunch (28)
  • value (18)
  • private dining (11)
  • romantic (11)
  • large parties (7)
  • luxury (6)
  • business (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (**** 14 August 2019 by Richard from RUGBY

    Very poor experience with over priced, very ordinary food. On arrival told that pre dinner drinks, ordered at the bar couldn't be added to the meal bill. Urged to be at table exactly on time booked "as we need the table after you". Given the number of empty tables an hour later, this was clearly untrue.
    Starter of prawn and lobster cocktail was mostly prawn and little lobster. Also, the sauce was very vinegary. Steak as a main was good but the sea bass had little flavour.
    Overall the place was a bit dowdy with dark carpeting that could do with a clean.

  • ((((( 12 August 2019 by JD from Harborough Magna

    Lovely meal. Friendly and professional service. Competitive pricing

  • ((((( 12 August 2019 by Sam from London rd

    Lovely people lovely food always enjoy our nights here

  • ((((* 12 August 2019 by Dave from Rugby

    Great Food and the service was excellent. We had 4 steaks and all were different request and all the steaks came out just right. the staff were happy to help.

  • (((** 7 August 2019 by Jason from Bedworth

    Very disappointed - the pate starter was tiny the bread sticks were chewy and no good for spreading pate on. The salmon dish was far too spicy the chilli overpowered everything. The prawn cocktail was also disappointing. The Sunday lunch was ok and the staff were lovely.

  • ((((* 6 August 2019 by Pete from Rugby


  • ((((( 5 August 2019 by Thesie from Lutterworth

    Good quality food with a variety of choice.

  • ((((( 5 August 2019 by Neil from Rugby

    Great welcome and the waiter was really attentive
    The food was excellent

  • ((((* 5 August 2019 by Andy from Rugby

    Very good food , friendly staff and lovely environment, will definitely be going back.

  • ((((( 4 August 2019 by Nick from Brinklow

    Our second visit for steak night and yet again lovely food and excellent service

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